Topic: nutrition

Fat in food: not necessarily a bad thing

It’s not a good idea to cut out all fat from the diet because some fats are “good,” says Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition expert [[Dariush Mozaffarian]]. What’s more, eating some fat can satisfy the appetite longer—which can actually lead…

HSPH experts help U.S. News rank top diets

The nation’s best overall diets for 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report, are the DASH diet, the TLC diet, and the Mayo Clinic diet. The magazine enlisted the help of 22 experts to make their choices, including two from Harvard…

Berries may lower women’s heart attack risk

A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of East Anglia finds that women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries each week may lower their risk of having a heart attack.…

Does being overweight really reduce mortality?

Panelists challenge controversial findings In a recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association that combined the results of many studies of body mass index (BMI) and mortality, Katherine Flegal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and co-authors…

For Movember, a professor shaves his ’stache

A group of men in Harvard’s medical community are growing mustaches in November to raise awareness and money for men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, as part of an international effort called “Movember.” Harvard School of Public Health’s [[Meir Stampfer]], professor…

Does a little excess weight help you live longer?

Being a little overweight may be associated with a longer life, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). But some researchers, including Harvard School of Public Health’s [[Walter Willett]], disagree. “We have a huge…

Better diet after heart attack may reduce death risk

Healthy eating after a heart attack appears to significantly lower the risk of death, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study. Examining data from about 4,000 men and women, researchers found that people whose post-heart attack diets improved…

A tireless advocate for the science of healthy eating

The Boston Globe Magazine profiled Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition expert Walter Willett in the cover story of its July 28, 2013 issue. Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair of the Nutrition Department at HSPH,…